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We just added a new functionality that allows you to now follow any of your favorite users on WSO easily. If you want to follow a particular user all you have to do is click on the small blue "+" icon next to their usernames in the forum or on their profile page. Or you can buddy them (but buddies require them to accept that request whereas a follow is just a 1 way relationship)

Either way, after following or making a user you buddy, all of their posts and comments will then start appearing in your "My Feed" tab which can be located under the Recent menu or at // ....

We are looking to add in some additional fucntionality over the next few weeks to My Feed including:

  1. Ability to follow companies in our Company Database. Ideally if you are following a company, your feed would show you anytime a new Company review, Interview Insight or Compensation Datapoint was posted about that company.
  2. Node-javascript....this will allow the feed to update in real time without refreshing your browser (just like your Facebook news feed). If we can get it to work and it doesnt crush our servers, we think this could be an awesome feature across many parts of the site including the home page (especially since we now have a lot more updates to the home page daily)....

That is all for now on this feature....we're working hard to get this to you because we think it will make WSO that much more of a community.


Comments (7)

Apr 26, 2012

Good idea.

Apr 26, 2012

Good feature, now I don't have to "track" Illini's posts to find out the latest price of a rusty Honda :)

Apr 26, 2012

Very cool! Well done.

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Apr 26, 2012

def gonna follow TonyPerkis

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Apr 27, 2012

Awesome. I like the "My Feed" idea.

May 1, 2012

Now you can follow companies! If you go to any Company Overview pages in our Company Database, you will see the same blue plus icon that you see next to usernames. If you are following a Company, any compensation data, interview insights or company reviews for that company will now show up in your feed.

We also just added a new "Account bar" along the top of the site for logged in users to let them see any notifications. (The friends notification and general notifications not working yet, but PM inbox is....)

We plan on having various notifications show up here such as when you:

  1. Are followed by another user
  2. There is a new piece of data for a company you are following
  3. You are quoted in a thread or someone replies to one of your comments
  4. When you reach a new WSO Ranking level
  5. When you earn WSO Credits (every 100 banana points earned gets you another 5 WSO credits)

Any other suggestions welcome....please be patient while we work to get this functionality up and running....not there yet but getting closer.


May 1, 2012